In this video tutorial series, SD3 guru delivers his final volume of tips and tricks, this time focusing on SD3’s Macro Parameter controls which give you incredible control over settings, making for very cool and creative sounds! Luke starts the series by working with the Creative Filter and shows you how to control Frequency, Resonance and Modulation to produce filtered rhythmic effects with Macro Controls. He then moves on, revealing all five distortion effects and how you can get creative and distinct distortion sounds by adjusting multiple parameters at once when binding them to Macro Controls. Next, Luke discusses some of his favorite ways to use the Reverb effect, showing ways to make elaborate adjustments to multiple reverb parameters using Macro Controls, as well as how to use the Transient effect to manipulate the room sound. Then see how you can use the Attack/Sustain parameters of the Transient effect along with Macro Controls in a variety of ways to produce punchy and roomy drum sounds, as well as Envelope release and room channel fade parameters and how you can bind them to Macro Controls and make simultaneous adjustments creating a variety of room sounds.
Luke concludes this series with some additional Macro Control tips including labelling Macro Controls, recalling Macro User Preset and Mix Preset settings, and using Macro Controls with EZdrummer 2 EZX libraries within Superior Drummer 3.
See the individual tutorial descriptions for more info. If you want to explore new workflow ideas and sonic horizons with SD3, watch “Superior Drummer 3 Tips & Tricks Vol 3” today.